Fr. Michel Jalkh – Secretary General of MECC Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/12/16

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Michel Jalkh, General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon.

The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

During the meeting, Rev. Fr. Jalkh reported to His Holiness on the participation of the Syriac Orthodox Church at the events and conferences organized by the MECC. He also discussed some issues related to the role of MECC in the recent events in the Middle East, as well as the upcoming meeting of the executive committee of the Council.

His Holiness gave his directions and advice to the general secretary in regard to the issues that are common to all churches in the Middle East, especially in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.